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Good balance of personal freedom

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Pittsburgh, PA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

I worked at Autodesk full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Flexible work hours: some were at work by 7 am, others not until 10 am. In my case, it would sometimes change from day to day. Able to work from home occasionally. Coupled with the flexible hours, it helped to offset the ocasional late-night conference call with other countries. My co-workers are always helpful.

Cons

Because of having offices around the world, occasional conference calls late in the evening (9 to 10 pm) or early morning (8 to 9 am). Some groups, including mine, experienced a lot of shuffling of managers. I have lost count, but I think I have had 7 different managers in 4 years.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Find a way to reduce the number of priority changes, or at least make it seem as if the priorities are not always changing. For example, a shorter release cycle would would allow for a more natural "change" in priorities instead of midway through a release cycle.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Top notch workplace, challenging, positive environment, great products, great future

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager  in  San Rafael, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Rafael, CA

    I worked at Autodesk full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great team spirit, lots of collaboration opportunities - across products, across teams, across geographies. Employee benefits among the best in the business. Trusted exec management team. Suitable transparency into the health of the business - strong guidance from the top with frequent communication to global workforce.

    Cons

    Middle management seems pushed to limits - lots of paranoia and paralysis! Many decisions can only be made through "consensus with the world". Too many restructuring exercises resulting in job losses, product retirements and staff fatique.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time getting to know your staff - don't make rash organizational decisions without proper understanding of how it affects people, products and ultimately your customers!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Autodesk

    Pros

    work life balance is important

    Cons

    too much work at once. too many processes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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